Looking for the Hidden Folk

How Iceland's Elves can Save the Earth,
by Nancy Marie Brown.
In exploring how Icelanders interact with nature—and their idea that elves live among us—we learn how altering our perceptions of the environment can be a crucial first step toward saving it. Illuminated by her own encounters with Iceland’s Otherworld—in ancient lava fields, on a holy mountain, beside a glacier or an erupting volcano, crossing the cold desert at the island’s heart on horseback—Ms. Brown offers an intimate conversation about how we look at and find value in nature. Iceland suggests a different way of thinking about the Earth, one that offers hope. Icelanders believe in elves—do you? This quirky and fascinating exploration helps animate the Icelandic landscape and inspire its protection.
Hardcover, 274pp. 2022.